A blog by Felicity Ditchburn

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Charlotte's Fair

The talented ladies of Confetti Affair have been at it again!! I love this party idea such a simple but really exciting and fun party for children. The party "Charlotte's Fair" was for a beautiful little girl called Charlotte for her 1st Birthday.

Sheridan & Karli  the beautiful ladies who own an event business in Toowoomba handmade most of the props that were used for the party.

They made the ticket booth and kissing booth from cardboard boxes.  This ticket booth and the signs gave the party a beautiful entrance and wow feeling for guest when they arrived at the event. The other signs for the party including carousel gift table and carnival sign were made from cardboard and hand painted by Confetti Affair.

This is a wonderful idea in theory but who has the time to create these beautiful signs and all these props. These ladies take the heart ache of out hosting an event so you can concentrate on the most important thing enjoying the event!! :)

The sideshow alley props and the wooden words on the sweets table 'Charlotte' & 'is Sweet' were all handmade & painted by Confetti Affair. A cute little touch was the sweet table and make your own show bag.

Of course I don't have to tell you that no fair would be complete without pink soda served in beautifully decorated milk bottles.  The little man is concentrating very hard so he gets every last drop.  Kids love these little milk bottles and add a touch of class to every event. 

Popcorn, fairy floss and hotdogs all part of the experience of having your own carnival for a sweet little girl turning one! Writing this blog is making me hungry and keen to have a carnival party of my own.

The ladies at Confetti Affair design and make props to suit any theme or event and are only too happy to help you with your next event.  What I are really love about them is that they are all about 'handmade' and adding a special touch to every event.  Ladies after my own heart!! :) If you need a party pack to help you create what you have seen in the above pictures by yourself I am happy to help you put a party pack together for you. You can contact me on my Facebook page H&C Stylish Kids Party Packs or email me on HCstylishkidspartypack@gmail.com.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Sugar and Spice and all things nice but what about the boys???

Little girls, Little girls every where I look there are lots of stylish things for little girls but what about the stylish little boys?? 

When I found out I was having a daughter about two and a half years ago I started looking for beautiful little things for little girls.  It was so easy to find stylish little things for little girls in fact I had to stop myself going over the top and buying every little gorgeous thing I found for my daughter. 

Six months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Henry and again I started looking, looking, looking and looking for stylish little things for boys but found it extremely hard to find lovely little things for boys.  I have spoken to many Mothers of little boys and the story is always the same beautiful little things for girls but what about the boys.  So this blog is about some of the stylish little things for boys that I have found!!

My handsome little man Henry

I am not big into baby things for babies. I like to style the baby's room with things that will grow with them as they grow. I styled my daughter's room with an owl theme and with pink, red and white stripe linen and lamp which she still uses now and she is two. I believe this will last her until she is around about four years old and she will probably move from her toddler bed to a big bed as my son will then use the toddler bed.  Any ways enough about my daughter... again what about the boys???  What about Henry??

My son theme for his room was London Theme using red, white and navy.  So I asked myself when I think of London and the UK what do I think of???   Of course I think of the Queen's soldiers outside Buckingham Palace, red double decker buses, red phone booths and red mail boxes!!!

Pick this beauty up at the reject shop!!! Love that place!

So I set about to find some beautiful stylish things and the first thing I found to compliment the UK theme were these beautiful little soldier skittles. I just love them they are so cool and are also a game that we can play together when my son gets older!

The next thing I found is this beautiful Le Toy Van Red Double Decker London Bus complete with driver. The top and seats come out making it a wonderful toy to play with. In fact my daughter loves it. I know I know what about the boy?
You purchase these beautiful little wood toy soldier skittles and the London double decker bus at the Peanut Gallery.
To continue the red, white and navy theme in Henry's room I purchased a wall decal which has his name and a beautiful little aeroplane pulling his name and cute little birds on of which I placed on the wall just above the picture of a sleeping Henry. This really has nothing to do with the London theme but it was just so cute I couldn't resist!! I also purchased two prints one seen in the above picture of little soldiers and a red bus and framed them myself.

The London sign I picked up at the Reject Shop along with a red telephone booth for Henry's books. Since the Olympics were on last year there is a lot of merchandise in the Reject Shop that has a London theme.  The cute little red post money box I ordered in from a merchandise shop from the UK! I love online shopping!!!   The toy soldier top is from Pumpkin patch and is just super cute. The black highland dog is in fact more Scottish then English but I have very strong family connections from Scotland so snuck a little Scottish in along with a 'Nessie' too. 

I have to confess that I love online shopping and I guess it is the only way you can shop when you live in the middle of know where! It is the best because you can shop any where in the world and don't have to drag the kids around the shops!!! My kind of shopping!

This little treasure I found on Esty!! Amazing what you find!

This is my little Paddington Bear that I put in Henry's room. It is mine from when I was little!! Still love Paddington.

I also incorporated stars and stripes into Henry's room. I went with dark navy curtains on both window and hung across the room a red and white stripe with stars bunting.  I love bunting and bought two so that I will be able to use his first birthday. I also bought a blue and white stripe cot comforter and cot pillow  by Lullaby Linen with blue and white stars on the reverse side and I love that it can grows with him.  

I also just had to have the Grand Olde Duke Sheet set as it was just the cutest! I bought both for my favourite little shop for little people My First Room.

So all in all there are cute things out there for the boys it just takes a little extra time to hunt them down! So good luck and let me know by commenting below if you have any hints or favourite little shops for little boys!!!